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SAHCO Receives Two Honour, Wins Aviation Ground Handling Company Of The Year

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SAHCO Receives Two Honour, Wins Aviation Ground Handling Company Of The Year

…As Best Passenger Support Service Company Of The Year Awards

Olushola Okunlade Writes

SAHCO has won the Aviation Ground Handling Company of the year award 2021. This award was presented to SAHCO by Air Transport Quarterly Magazine in recognition of SAHCO’s consistent quality service deliveries to her numerous clients.

Speaking during the award presentation, Editor in Chief of Air Transport Quarterly, Supo Atobatele praised SAHCO for its constituency in ensuring top-notch services to clients by investing in modern GSE and always rendering services that are international standards.

While accepting the award, Managing Director/CEO, Basil Agboarumi restated SAHCO’s commitment to always delivering quality services even in the face of challenges, he thanked the Management of Air Transport Quarterly for finding SAHCO worthy of the award.

In addition, Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) PLC, has been awarded The Best Passenger’s Support Service company of the year 2021 in recognition of the company’s excellent performance in delivering safe and efficient air transportation services.

This award was presented to SAHCO during the 11th Nigeria Aviation (NIGAV) Awards 2021. The event which was well attended by the crème-la-crème of the aviation industry is aimed at hosting the industry to celebrate the end of year aviation development success.

Speaking during the Award presentation, the Chairman of NIGAV, Fortune Idu while appreciating SAHCO’s doggedness despite the current global challenges plaguing the aviation industry, said “This is to recognize various efforts, strategies, policies, and actions by SAHCO in managing the side effects of Covid-19 disruption and recovery initiatives for getting aviation industry back on track.”

SAHCO Receives Two Honour, Wins Aviation Ground Handling Company Of The Year
Left-Right: Supo Atobatele, Editor-in-Chief of ATQ Magazine; Basil Agboarumi, Managing Director/CEO, Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC during the award presentation recently.

It is worthy of note that as part of the company’s constant innovation and investment in Ground Support Equipment (GSE), SAHCO recently made history as the first Ground Handling Company in Nigeria to bring in Cool dollies. The three Cool Dollies which can be described as Mobile Cold rooms were manufactured by Bombelli, a renowned GSE manufacturer from Italy, has the capacity of taking a pallet or two AKE container load of temperature-sensitive shipment from the aircraft to the cold rooms or freezers in the warehouse.

Furthermore, SAHCO is RA3 Certified, this is a requirement for Ground Handling Companies to be able to ship to Europe and the company is IATA’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO) certified.

SAHCO, a Publicly Listed Aviation Ground Handling Service provider that is present in all the commercially operated Airports in Nigeria and is involved in activities that include Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling, and Warehousing, Aviation Security, VIP Lounge services amongst other aviation-related services.

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SAHCO Sustains Green Legacy, Acquires More Electric Ground Support Equipment

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SAHCO Sustains Green Legacy, Acquires More Electric Ground Support Equipment

Olushola Okunlade Writes

Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc (SAHCO) has further augmented its fleets of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) by acquiring 10 electric conveyor belt loaders, the first of its kind in Nigeria, to boost Ground Handling operations across all the commercially operated airports in the country.

The Electric conveyor belt loaders which were manufactured by Charlatte Manutention, a renowned aviation industry manufacturer and supplier of quality Ground Support Equipment in France, are fitted with modern technology with zero carbon monoxide emission, it uses 80 volts rechargeable batteries with low maintenance cost which has the potential to save SAHCO a lot of money that could have been spent on diesel, petrol, fuel filters, Engine oil, etc. The Ground Support Equipment is an upgraded version of the existing conveyor belt loader in the market, it is very convenient to use and fitted with an anti-collision system.

Concurrently, the electric conveyer belt loaders which are designed to convey baggage and goods into the aircraft are ruggedly built to withstand the African terrain and weather conditions. SAHCO is reputed to invest in environment-friendly Ground Support Equipment hence the need for the purchase of these new feats of technology. The electric conveyor belt loader can service wide-body aircraft and also narrow-body aircraft.

Also, SAHCO which was recently crowned with the Best Performing Stock Award during the BusinessDay/NGX Awards in Lagos is constantly investing in unique Ground Support Equipment to serve her constantly growing list of clienteles that are spread across all the commercially operated airports in Nigeria.

It should be noted that SAHCO Plc was the first to introduce electric GSE into the Nigerian Ground Handling Support System when it commissioned five Electric Tow Tractors in 2021 which have since been deployed and have been in use.

Recently, SAHCO also acquired ten Passenger Step Units that have the capacity to provide passenger access to a wide range of aircraft including B747, B777, B767, A340, A380, A320, and an Air Starter Unit (ASU) which is used to supply necessary quantity of air at a specified pressure to aircraft while it is parked and two units of Airmarrel High Loader LAM 7000.

 SAHCO is a Publicly Listed Aviation Ground Handling Service provider that is present in all the commercially operated Airports in Nigeria which are Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Calabar, Ilorin, Enugu, Maiduguri, Gombe, Ibadan, Jos, Asaba, Benin, Bauchi, Uyo, Sokoto, Kaduna, Yola, Bayelsa, Warri, and Anambra.

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SAHCO Wins Best Performing Stock Award

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SAHCO WINS BEST PERFORMING STOCK AWARD

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Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO) has won the award of “Best Performing Stock” for the year 2021 at the Nigerian Investor Value Awards 2022 (NIVA) hosted by BusinessDay and the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) in Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island. 

SAHCO was picked from three nominees in the Transport Related category because of the recognition of SAHCO’s stellar performance in creating value on the Nigerian Stock Exchange on the basis of the following criteria which are share price, dividend payments, sustainability, brand value, market leadership and business strategy in 2021. 

At the event, Ogho Okiti, the Managing Director of BusinessDay Media Limited said in his opening speech that the award ceremony which was formerly known as the Top 25 Awards was created to recognize leaders of public and private companies who have created sustainable alpha-generating value for their shareholders through their strategic priorities, operating efficiencies, organizational values, and market engagement activities. 

SAHCO Wins Best Performing Stock Award
Left-Right: Company Secretary, Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO, Mrs. Omolara Bello; Manager, Corporate Communications, SAHCO, Mrs. Vanessa Uansohia; Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO, Mr. Basil Agboarumi; Vice President, CFA Society Nigeria, Mr. Chuka Maduabum; Managing Director, BusinessDay Media, Dr. Ogho Okiti during the presentation of the award.

He went on to say that though there has been a backdrop of slow economic growth and a volatile national economy in the past 12 months, following the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, the capital markets have maintained a positive growth trend showing a testament to the resilience and agility of businesses within the bourse. 

Basil Agboarumi, the Managing Director/ CEO of SAHCO, who received the award said that though the company is fairly new to the Nigerian Stock Exchange market having joined on the 23rd of April, 2019, SAHCO has done very well as a Public Listed company by delivering Aviation Ground Handling Service in line with internationally accepted best practices. He also went on to say that SAHCO will continue to deliver safe, speedy, and efficient service thereby making Nigeria proud. 

SAHCO Wins Best Performing Stock Award
Left-Right: Company Secretary, Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC (SAHCO, Mrs. Omolara Bello; Manager, Corporate Communications, SAHCO, Mrs. Vanessa Uansohia; Managing Director/CEO, SAHCO, Mr. Basil Agboarumi; Vice President, CFA Society Nigeria, Mr. Chuka Maduabum; Managing Director, BusinessDay Media, Dr. Ogho Okiti during the presentation of the award.

The Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC was prior to December 2009 a struggling establishment of the Federal Government of Nigeria, having been rescued from the ashes of the liquidated Nigerian Airways then the SIFAX Group led by its Executive Chairman, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, bought over SAHCO as a preferred bidder from the Federal Government of Nigeria, in a keenly contested privatization exercise by the Nigerian Government Privatization Agency- Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and then it was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange Market in 2019. 

Today, SAHCO is a great brand that has won its way to the heart of the Aviation Community, having undergone and received the highest available International and local certifications, providing equipment and facilities that matches with the very best anywhere in the world. 

SAHCO is a Public Listed enterprise involved in the activities which include Passenger Handling, Ramp Handling, Cargo Handling and Warehousing, Aviation Security, Baggage Reconciliation, Crew bus and Executive Lounge services, and other related Ground Handling services for World’s Best Airlines, originating within Nigeria and from various parts of the Continent. 

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SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation

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SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation

Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) Plc has boosted its fleet of Ground Support Equipment (GSE) with more ultra-modern equipment.

The new fleet of equipment acquired includes ten Passenger Step Units that were manufactured by Mallaghan which is a renowned aviation industry manufacturer and supplier of highly acclaimed Ground Support Equipment.

The Passenger Step Units have the capacity to provide passenger access to a wide range of aircraft including B747, B777, B767, A340, A380, A320, etc.

Also, the equipment is fitted with proximity sensors which are devices that shut down the equipment engines when they are positioned too close to the aircraft to prevent aircraft damage.

Another acquired equipment in the new fleet is an Air Starter Unit (ASU) which is used to supply the necessary quantity of air at a specified pressure to aircraft while it is parked. The A.S.U was acquired from Guinault in France and has an eco-friendly engine while the chassis is made from steel to reduce the rate of corrosion or wear, also it has a safety device attached to the fuel gauge to enable it to shut down when the fuel is less than 30 liters to prevent engine damage due to fuel shortage.

Furthermore, two units of Airmarrel High Loader LAM 7000 were also part of the latest acquired fleet of GSE. The LAM 7000 has the capacity of loading about 7,000kg of pallets or containers at a time. This equipment is also furnished with proximity sensors and was procured from Airmarrel, a G.S.E producing giant from France. It is also furnished with electrical and hand emergency pumps which can be used during emergency procedures.

SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation
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SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation
Passenger Step Unit
SAHCO Acquires New Fleets Of Ground Handling Equipment To Boost Operation
Highloader LAM 700

In a related development, the SAHCO Engineering team has produced 20 baggage carts from locally sourced materials. The equipment that has been dispatched to SAHCO’s Abuja station were produced according to European standard with huge improvements on their European counterparts.

The carts were produced to be able to carry more baggage, with rugged side guides with heavy-duty hinges to customize their functionality to suit Nigerian baggage peculiarities. Also, they can maneuver at 90 degrees, unlike their European counterparts. These carts were produced thereby saving SAHCO a lot of foreign exchange.

Speaking about the equipment, the Managing Director/CEO of SAHCO, Basil Agboarumi said the company’s Management decision to constantly invest in modern Ground Handling Equipment is due to the fact that SAHCO is always pursuing excellent services to clients. “As always, we are an aviation Ground Handling provider and what we stand for and want to be known for is not just to provide services but to provide excellent Ground Handling Services and we have an understanding as an organization that for us to be able to provide that kind of services, we must have staff that are well trained in what they do and have the right equipment to work with.”

SAHCO is a Publicly Listed Aviation Ground Handling Service provider that is present in all the commercially operated Airports in Nigeria which are Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Calabar, Ilorin, Enugu, Maiduguri, Gombe, Ibadan, Jos, Asaba, Benin, Bauchi, Uyo, Sokoto, Kaduna, Yola, Bayelsa, Warri, and Anambra.

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